I have grown an enjoyable friendship with a person I have known for a few years. I have become aware over time that this person is a racist in particular towards Australian Aboriginals.
This person believes that aboriginals are inferior to Caucasian people. We have discussed it and this person knows that I find such racist positions unacceptable. So we rarely discuss it any more.
I like this person a lot but I wonder if it is moral for me to remain friends with this person.
On the one hand I would like to believe that I have zero tolerance for racism. I certainly won’t keep quiet if I hear a racist statement. On the other hand I do want to stay friends with this person. I wonder if being an influence for non-racism over time is a valid moral reason for staying friends with this person.